Common Storage Items: Brass Instruments

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There are many reasons why people choose to storage their instruments in a self storage unit. Some people don’t use their instruments any longer, some have too many and don’t use them all, some got them as gifts and will “get to them in the future” and others may have had them passed down. This is the first part in a series of tips for the most commonly stored instruments.

Keep in mind, instruments need to be properly prepped and cared for prior to being placed in a self storage unit. Long term storage can cause damage to an instrument if it is not properly cared for. Temperature and humidity can also have adverse effects on instruments which is why we highly recommend storing instruments in a climate controlled storage unit. In saying this we continue on….

The first section will focus on proper storage and tips for brass instruments. Brass instruments are at risk to dull and should thus be thoroughly polished and cleaned prior to storage. The instrument should also be disassembled with the reeds and mouthpieces removed as to not damage them. Use a fine brush to clean the interior tubing on all brass horns. In addition, pay special attention to clean the keys, remembering to get underneath as well as in between them. Brass instruments should also be stored in their original cases. Do not store anything else on top of the case to be sure it does not break and crush the instrument. Be sure to store the instrument on a shelf or pallet so it is not on the ground or near the door of the storage unit.

These storage tips should give you a good idea of the proper way to store brass instruments. Remember, if you are looking for a storage unit, has what you need. Whether it is Boston RV storage or a Washington DC climate controlled storage unit, has you covered.

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